Profile - The CAF Red Tail Project

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South St. Paul, MN, United States
The mission of the Commemorative Air Force's (CAF) Red Tail Squadron is to preserve and share the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America's first black military pilots. The Airmen served with distinction during WWII (and beyond). They overcame racism on the ground to fight fascism in the air, fighting for a country that turned a blind eye to policies and a large population that discriminated against these men and their families because of the color of their skin. The CAF Red Tail Squadron restored and flies a red-tailed P-51C Mustang such as the Airmen flew during WWII. The airplane appears at air shows in North America and at each stop her crew tells the story of the Airmen and how through persistence and courage they overcame huge obstacles in order to serve in the military. In 2011, the CAF Red Tail Squadron developed a traveling exhibit called "RISE ABOVE" to educate people - especially young people - about the Airmen and how they demonstrated the importance of setting goals and overcoming obstacles in order to succeed.

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Website!!

     It is with a big grin (and a sense of relief...) that the CAF Red Tail Squadron officially announces that the new website launched over the weekend.   We invite you to check it out at  Feel free to post comments and/or suggestions here on the blog or on our Facebook page
     Have a great week (and if you're in the Midwest, under the "heat dome" that brought us ridiculously high temps and dewpoints over the weekend and will continue through the week - be careful out there!).  Those of us who will be working in the Squadron's exhibit on the ConocoPhillips Plaza at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh next week are crossing our fingers that this heat will break by then.

The CAF Red Tail Squadron is a volunteer-driven 501c3 non-profit organization that operates under the auspices of the Commemorative Air Force. For more information, please visit

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